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National Association of Black and White Men Together poster: "This is a Phenomenal Photograph. End Racism Now."

 Collection — Box: OB-1 [31151034438626], Folder: 5
Identifier: MS-0880
A lithographed poster designed to call attention to racism in the gay community. The poster was created in approximately 1980 by Ken Hair and Mike Smith of BWMT, Inc., now known as the National Association of Black and White Men Together.

Dates

  • approximately 1980

Creator

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Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

.167 Cubic Feet (1 over sized folder)

Biographical / Historical

The National Association of Black and White Men Together (NABWMT) was founded in San Francisco by Mike Smith in 1980. The organization consists of a network of chapters across the United States which engage in "educational, political, cultural and social activities as a means of dealing with the racism, sexism, homophobia, HIV/AIDS discrimination and other inequities in our communities."

Source: “About Us.” National Association of Black & White Men Together. Accessed February 7, 2020. https://www.nabwmt.org/about-us/.

Content Description

Derived from dealer description: A lithographed poster designed to call attention to racism in the gay community. The poster was created in approximately 1980 by Ken Hair and Mike Smith of BWMT, Inc., now known as the National Association of Black and White Men Together. The poster is titled "This is a Phenomenal Photograph. End Racism Now." Below the title is a photograph of the staff at the Saint, a prominent gay nightclub in Atlanta, Georgia. The photograph shows a group of thirty-eight white men with the following caption: "Two-thirds of Atlanta's residents are Black, but... they ain't at the Saint. What are the odds, all 38 jobs to Whites, 0 to Blacks? Less than one in a trillion... But that's not what's phenomenal. WHAT'S PHENOMENAL... is nearly every Gay bar in the country is just like the Saint."

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Elysium Books in April 2018.

Processing Information

Processed by Kristen Diehl in February 2020.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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